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Victorian workplace watchdog alleges hotel quarantine system put staff ‘at risk of illness or death’

WorkSafe alleges failures included not appointing infection prevention experts and not adequately training security guards

The Victorian health department has been hit with more than 50 criminal charges for alleged breaches of work safety laws in the state’s hotel quarantine program.

WorkSafe Victoria announced on Wednesday it had laid 58 charges against the department for failing to provide a safe working environment for staff during the initial hotel quarantine program between March and July 2020.

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